Animal Dumping Season Is Underway: What You Can Do to Help

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Ah, early Summer. The birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and people are arriving in droves to dump their pets at local animal shelters. Litters of kittens and puppies conceived and born in the  Spring fill kennels … Read More

Planning Ahead for Pet Expenses During the Recession

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Animal shelters are bursting at the seams with pets who have lost their homes due to the current recession. Whether it was an unexpected vet bill, routine expenses, or a non pet-related expense that was the … Read More

Economy Driving More Owners to Relinquish Pets

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With the current recession showing no signs of letting up, shelters are stuffed to the gills with pets whose owners simply could no longer afford to care for them. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that, “When … Read More

Pet Ownership in a Down Economy: More Frugal Tips

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Are you pinching pennies as the recession drags on? If so, don’t skimp on essentials like vet care and premium food, which save you money in the long run. However, you can save money in other, … Read More

Getting a New Pet in a Down Economy

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There are many articles swirling in the news on how the economy is affecting pet ownership. Pets have been surrendered to animal shelters all over the U.S., and some facilities have seen a significant increase. For … Read More

New Year, New Pet Expenses

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It’s unfortunate that due to the economic strain, people are having to give up their dogs and cats. While pets can be expensive, there are ways that you can reduce and even eliminate some common pet … Read More

Cutting Back on Pet Expenses

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Foreclosures and the recent economic meltdown have made it difficult for pet owners to continue to provide for their pets. As a result, animal shelters are experiencing an influx of pets. Wayside Waifs animal shelter in … Read More

Pet Ownership in a Down Economy: Making Toys at Home

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With the current financial crisis, if you’re not cutting back on expenses already, it’s likely that you will be soon. Pet parents are feeling the crunch even more than those without pets. It can be hard … Read More

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